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Altitude and the Heart: Is Going High Safe for Your Cardiac Patient?

A very interesting overview of the possible problems of individuals with heart disease going to altitude by Higgins JP, Tuttle T, Higgins JA.
Am Heart J 2010;159:25-32.
Altitude and the Heart: Is Going High Safe for Your Cardiac Patient?
 

Can People with Raynaud's Phenomenon Travel to High Altitude?

Prof Luks et al look at this common condition in the cold and altitude
Can People with Raynaud's Phenomenon Travel to High Altitude?
 

Going to High Altitude with a Pre-existing Neurological Condition

Dr Auerbach summerises the article by Baumgartner, Seigel and Hackett and tries to give expedition and wilderness medics some clearer guidleines
Going to High Altitude with a Pre-existing Neurological Condition
 

Management of AMS

Dr Sean Hudson reviews an article from the Wilderness and Environmental Journal studying the management of AMS.
Management of AMS
 

Prehospital Treatment of Hypothermia

GORDON G. GIESBRECHT, PhD
A perfect overview of the management of hypothermia in the field
Prehospital Treatment of Hypothermia
 

Problems and Complications With Cold-Water Rescue

Prof Giesbrecht gives us an insight into the lessons to be gained from this unique case of accidental cold-water immersion that may be valuable to search-and-rescue specialists, medical experts, as well as outdoor educators and participants.
Problems and Complications With Cold-Water Rescue
 

Sunscreens and Altitude

UIAA Mountain Medicine Centre Information Sheet 7
Sunscreens and Altitude
 

Unburying the Facts About Avalanche Victim Pathophysiology

A wonderful addition to the understanding of the effects of avalanches on the body
Unburying the Facts About Avalanche Victim Pathophysiology
 

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